Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Swap.

Today in the mail I received my Christmas swap we are doing over on Woolaholics.

Look what I got from Mazadaz. Just such a beautiful mixture of goodies.......

Mazadaz knew I had bought my first sewing machine and so along with a knitted angel that is already on our tree, a lovely collection of sewing goodies.

Plus a book on sewing...... I'll be using that for sure.....

Thank you so much for your Christmas swap gift, Mazadaz. mrgreen

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Another Dishcloth

Another dishcloth knitted up for Amy to take when she leaves home in a fortnight. This one is a beautiful Vera Moda purple bamboo/cotton colourway. Knitted with 6.5 mm needles.

Figured if I knit the 4th and last dish cloth next weekend..... I'll have all 4 finished and ready for Amy to use. Three down and 1 to go.

This pattern is on Ravelry , which has so many cool patterns for free.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sugar Plum Dress

Now that the back or front of the sugar plum dress is finished I thought you would like to see it.

This dress has a yoke and after all 4 pieces are knitted, the yoke will complete the dress. Such a pretty pattern and the front and back part of the dress are identical.

The yarn I am knitting with is a stunning 4 ply "cocoon" brand by Cleckheaton. I have fallen I love with this yarn as its so soft and holds the pattern perfectly. The material in this yarn is 70% merino wool and 30% nylon. Love the pink colourway, its so pretty.

Pattern is 8 rows, very easy to read and not complicated to follow.

Here is the dress from the knitting book. There is a jacket/coat in this style as well.

Pattern is taken from this knitting book.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Two More Blocks

With me ironing this morning, I ironed two more blocks for my lizard ridge. Turned my back and look what happened. eek

I knew there would be a few arguments when the afghan is finished, but not so while being knitted. I was packing away the ironing and came back into the room and look who I found trying out the blocks.

Lucky is such a sucker for wool and as soon as she sees Pat or I wearing a woolen jumper, she's our best buddy.

Trust me, she didn't stay long. lol

Blocked and now packed away from prying paws. Love how these colours are working together in these 2 blocks. I have now 6 blocks knitted up.

Couple of other items I'd like to bring to your attention.

  • I have a new poll on the right of my blog. Love for you to take time to vote, if you do....thank you so much.
  • Also I have another blog eek as I am buying a sewing machine in the next week or two. So I have started a blog up about me learning to sew. Never used a sewing machine, so this should make for some interesting reading and more so interesting photos. As you know I post photos of the good, the bad & the down right ugly things that happens in my journey.

Until next time....hoo roo

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